San Francisco's Home for Great Concerts since 1970

Richard Benefield

Organist Richard Benefield plays works of Bach, Buxtehude, Walcha, Franck, and the West Coast premiere of Daniel Pinkhams The Garden of the Muses, a suite of musical portraits of the nine Classical muses. Benefield is now director of The Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio of San Francisco. Before moving West, he was Keeper of the D.A. Flentrop organ in Adolphus Bush Hall at Harvard University—the organ made famous by E. Power Biggs. Old Firsts monumental 57 stop, 64 rank Hutchings-Visscher Post Romantic Organ is an ideal instrument for these works.

Old First Concerts has volunteer opportunities available!

Our concerts rely on the generosity of volunteers to assist with simple tasks like:


distributing programs

box office

set-up and clean-up

Scheduling is flexible — you choose when to work! We especially need helping hands for our Friday and Saturday night performances.

An excellent opportunity for students, seniors, or anyone who possesses a love for music!

If you’d like to consider volunteering with Old First Concerts, please contact for more information.